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lunes, 16 de enero de 2012

Ann essay on tourism and natural resources: a cause of political conflicts

Krozer, Y (2011). Ann essay on tourism and natural resources: a cause of political conflicts, en: Teoría  Praxis, No. 10, pp. 99 - 110

Resumen
This essay, using economic theory on monopoly exploitation of natural resources, discusses international tourism as a cause of global conflicts. The prevailing tourism pattern is the use of the (sub-) tropical seaside climate as a natural resource. This use involves multi-billion euro investments in resort development on small areas. Political conflicts emerge because recovery of the investment costs during decreasing real prices in tourism invokes monopolies in exploitation of this climate resource. Struggles for a share in the monopoly profits expand. Break-through innovations in tourism development can prevent severe tensions. These can be diversification of services, virtualization of amenities, and high-value services.

Palabras clave: Sustainability, political economy, natural resources, resorts, mass tourism

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